Mindat Logo


This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.

Colour:pink, whitish pink
Name:Named for John Jacob Astor, a previous owner of the mine the material comes from.
A Mixture Of:Quartz, Rhodochrosite, Rhodonite

Trade name for a rhodonite-rich rock from the Toltec Mine, southwestern Colorado

Classification of Astorite

Explanation of status:trade name
mindat.org URL:http://www.mindat.org/min-32145.html
Please feel free to link to this page.

Physical Properties of Astorite

Colour:pink, whitish pink

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Astorite

Reference List:

- +
Laurs, B. (2007):"Gem News International 2007": Gems & Gemology 43(2),162-183.

Internet Links for Astorite

Search Engines:
  • Look for Astorite on Google
  • Look for Astorite images on Google
  • Mineral Dealers:
  • Find Astorite on www.crystalclassics.co.uk
  • Search for Astorite on Well-Arranged Molecules
  • SpiriferMinerals.com - high quality low prices
  • Buy from McDougall Minerals
  • Buy fine minerals and gemstones from Pala International
  • Fabre Minerals - search for Astorite specimens
  • Rare and Unusual minerals at Mineralogical Research Company
  • Buy minerals from YourMineralCollection
  • Fine Minerals from Weinrich Minerals, Inc.
  • The Arkenstone - Fine Minerals
  • Buy from Dave Bunk Minerals
  • rare and unusual minerals mainly crystallized
  • Jobs:
  • Mining & Geology Jobs
  • Mineral and/or Locality  
    Search Google  
    Copyright © Jolyon Ralph and Ida Chau 1993-2014. Site Map. Locality, mineral & photograph data are the copyright of the individuals who submitted them. Site hosted & developed by Jolyon Ralph. Mindat.org is an online information resource dedicated to providing free mineralogical information to all. Mindat relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters. Mindat does not offer minerals for sale. If you would like to add information to improve the quality of our database, then click here to register.
    Current server date and time: January 5, 2014 17:20:03
    Mineral and Locality Search
    and/or Locality:
    Fade toolbar when not in focusFix toolbar to bottom of page
    Hide Social Media Links
    Slideshow frame delay seconds